Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum

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Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum

Post by EPO / Asia Info » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Dear users,

As in the previous years, the EPO will organise a two-day forum on Asian patent information in Vienna on 19 and 20 April 2018. Also this year Asian delegates will come to Vienna to share cutting edge technological developments in patent information in their patent offices. Besides China, Japan and Korea, participants will have a chance to talk face to face with the representatives from South Africa, Russia, Iran, India and Arab region.

In addition to the actual event, there will be optional seminars and a workshop in the run-up to the forum. Commercial providers of Asian patent information will have the opportunity to present their products and services in a poster exhibition and in short product presentations in the area of machine supported technologies. The programme and further information can be found on the East meets West webpages https://www.epo.org/learning-events/eve ... ramme.html.

Discussion rounds will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions on a variety of topics, such as “crowd searching”, “patents and standards” and recent developments in selected jurisdictions.

Please register nowhttps://www.epo.org/learning-events/eve ... ation.html to secure your place at the table of your choice with a nominated expert from a patent office or industry.

Registration will close on Wednesday, 21 March 2018!

To register for regular e-mail updates on the upcoming event or in case of further questions related to the event, please contact asiainfo@epo.org.

We are looking forward to having you with us here in Vienna!

With kind regards,

Your Asian Patent Information Services Team


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Re: Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum

Post by EPO / Asia Info » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:53 pm

Dear users,

EPO’s annual East meets West 2018 forum will take place as every year in Vienna on 19 and 20 April 2018!

The event preparations are in full speed underway and we as conference organisers would like to keep you updated with new information and important event developments.

During our two-day event, you will get an update on hot topics such as

• Artificial Intelligence – Role and impact on Asian patent information searching
• Crowd searching – experiences, advantages and risks?
• IP in the context of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative

To find out more, have a look at the programme http://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... ramme.html! It has already been confirmed that our conference schedule will include speakers from the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian Patent Offices.

Furthermore, this year - for the first time in the history - of our East meets West forum, you will have the chance to listen to a presentation of the head of the CIPC Patent Office and to learn more about the current patent system and procedure in South Africa.

Besides delegates from patent offices, we have invited patent information specialists from Iran to discuss with you the challenges of retrieving patent information from their jurisdiction.

After listening to the technical and legal content during the first conference day, you will certainly appreciate our evening event at a traditional Austrian vineyard, Melkerhof. In a relaxing atmosphere, you will have a chance for further networking with other participants and experts.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you who are interested in the latest developments in Asian patent information – which is needed more and more in industry, but also in the legal profession and academia.

Please register now http://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... ation.html or send us your questions at asiainfo@epo.org

We are looking forward to having you with us here in Vienna!

With kind regards,

Your Asian Patent Information Services Team


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Re: Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum

Post by EPO / Asia Info » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:42 pm

Dear users,

As the registration deadline for this year’s EPO’s East meets West forum http://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... ramme.html is approaching also the conference themes are becoming sharper and focused.

Because many of the questions we receive are related to this year’s discussion tables, we have decided to share this information also here in our forum.

The tables take place in an informal setting of small groups, where insights, tips and tricks are shared among participants/users and experts. At each of the tables, there will be an appointed expert either from a national patent office or from to industry to facilitate the discussion and provide know-how.

We expect fruitful discussions, as for example in order to perform successful freedom to operate searches in Asia, the deadlines and grace periods which need to be observed are quite different from those in Western countries. The legal risks of disclosure of crowd searching could be one of the points for discussion at the Crowd searching table.

For the discussions with a country or regional focus, including the tables Introducing Rospatent's new publication system, Data from ARABPAT countries, South Africa - patent system and patent information , Patent information from Iran, we already have experts confirmed who will be ready to engage in first-hand talks with you.

Do not miss the chance to talk to the nominated experts in person!

Register http://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... ation.html now before the deadline on Wednesday, 21 March 2018!

In case of further questions related to the event, please contact asiainfo@epo.org.

We are looking forward to having you with us here in Vienna!

With kind regards,

Your Asian Patent Information Services Team


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Re: Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum

Post by EPO / Asia Info » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:40 pm

Dear users,

As you may know, our annual forum “East meets West” will take place on 19/20 April 2018 in Vienna. As the registration deadline (21 March 2018) is approaching, we would like to share with you some good news about our event! We are happy to announce that we have reached the minimum number of participants required for the pre-conference seminars, so all seminarshttp://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... nars.html can now be confirmed!

“What are the important facts and useful tips for searching and understanding patent information from Iran or the ARAPBAT countries?” Find out more in our seminars on Patent information from the ARABPAT member states and Understanding patent data from Iran.

For participants who deal not only with patents but also with other forms of IP rights in Asia, we have decided to offer a seminar on Accessing Asian trade mark information. As many IP rights are interrelated among each other, learning the basics of the trade marks systems in Japan, China and Korea will be highly useful. In this course, you will learn about country-related specifics in trade mark registrations, such as challenges resulting from Asian languages/characters. In addition, essential online sources for searching Asian trade marks - both in English and in local languages - will be introduced.

There are still some spaces available – so register http://www.epo.org/learning-events/even ... ation.html now!

In case of any questions, please contact asiainfo@epo.org.

We hope to see you in Vienna soon!

With kind regards,

Your Asian Patent Information Services Team


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